Its not ridiculous, Its tough to pull off in any area of entertainment, and the accent definitely hurts him, especially when he comes out in suits now and is trying to project an aura of prestige. There is a reason why people in broadcasting spend years training to lose their accents, as well as people in hollywood. And a lot of businesspeople in general actually, where you have to present things intelligently on a regular basis. I know a lot of people who when they are around their family and freinds, sound like a different person. you just sound like a dope if you have a real thick accent like that. the texas accent is a little easier to suppress, but that georgia bumpkin accent is rough. The real heavy boston accent is a bad one too, you'll notice cena has basically eliminated all traces of that from his speech.This may seem ridiculous but I can't take any AJ promo seriously with that accent, he sounds like an extra from Deliverance.
No one was tuning in to see JJ. No one.Double J built TNA.